Who feels like a TOPIC ANNOUNCEMENT then?
THIS WEEK: We’ve changed our minds again (sorry) and will be talk about Sexism in Geek/Nerd Culture, ‘cause there’s been a fair amount of that batting about recently (see above image for example.)
Don’t worry though, Prude Shaming is still on our Big List of Topics we’re just pushing it back by a few weeks.
NEXT WEEK: Will still be Body Positive Movements, with a side order of AAAAAAHHHH WE’RE ON TV, then…
THE WEEK AFTER: Will be Feminism/Women in the Media while we obsessively over-analyse everything about the previous week’s TV appearance (or maybe that’ll just be me).
As ever if you want to do a guest video on any of these topics, or any other topic that tickles your fancy, let us know.
Now I’m off to see if I can actually get a video up on time this week. Everyone cross whatever digits you have. - Becca x
[First image shows a five by three grid of fifteen women. The five women in the top row are given as examples of female representation in “pop culture” and are predominantly scantily clad and/or posing sexually. The women in the second row are given as examples of female representation in “geek culture” and are predominantly wearing clothing that covers them fully and/or posing in powerful non-sexual ways. Beneath the first two rows is the caption “Female Role Models: Fuck Barbie, I’m buying my daughter a ray gun.” The five women in the final row beneath this caption are given as another example of female representation in “geek culture” and are predominantly scantily clad and/or posing sexually. An additional caption beneath this row reads, “Sorry geek culture, no free passes.”
I have no idea where this image originally comes from, but I sourced it from this article.
Second image is an illustration showing a line up of thirteen women all of different shapes, sizes and ethnicities. A caption above the line up reads “beauty” and a caption below reads “in every shape and size”. Image was drawn by vonnie-seiyuki-chan on DeviantArt.
Third image is of the smiling face of a young white woman wearing 1950s style make-up with blonde hair in rollers. She is holding up a shaving razor in her right hand and a pair of eyelash curlers in her left hand. Taken from the BBC Media Centre programme page.]